A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Northwestern College are predominantly Black with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 84% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
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There are more students than students enrolled at Northwestern College with a gender ratio of . Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Northwestern College has a significantly lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is not inclusive of females.
63% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||58.6%|
|Part time Undergrads||68.2%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147749 IPEDS survey data for Northwestern College.